Branching scenarios are great, but when are they worth the time and effort required to create them?
Branching scenarios are great. However, no solution is the right approach 100% of the time. Sometimes, another strategy makes more sense.
I’m speaking at the Learning Solutions 2019 Conference. I have a session on choosing branching scenarios and a panel in the future of instructional design.
When I completed building this branching scenario in Storyline, I ran into a couple of issues. Here’s how I built the scenario and solved those problems.
When I build branching scenarios, I prefer to build a single path first. Then, I can go back and fill in the rest of the decisions later.
This is how I built a simulated phone conversation in Articulate Storyline as part of a branching scenario.
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This is an example of the thought process for creating layouts for a branching scenario.
Ruth Clark identifies 8 learning domains where scenario-based learning can be used effectively. These common topics for workplace training all involve more strategic decision-making rather than simply following a checklist of tasks.
Listen to my interview about scenario-based learning experiences on The Lounge podcast with Jacqueline Hutchinson.